Minneriya National Park is located between Habarana and Polonnaruwa. Covered an area of 8890 hectares park is an ideal place for elephant and leopard watching. The vegetation of this park is mixed evergreen and scrub areas. The important feature of this park is that 3rd century built Minneriya Tank is located in the park. During the dry season Minneriya tank becomes the ideal place to observe its natural wild life.
Minneriya National Park is home to 24 species of mammals,160 species of birds , 75 species of butterflies, 9 species of amphibians, 26 species of fish and 25 species of reptiles.
Day jeep safari with a reliable guide will get you the operatunity to evident the natural beauty of the park and most of the wildlife. If you are lucky you will be able to get photographs of lepords and bathing elephants at the tank.
Things you can do
- The Sacred City of Anuradhapura
- The Medieval Capital of Polonnaruwa
- The Cave Temples of Dambulla
- The Sigiriya Rock Fortress
- Ritigala - Mountain of Mist and Mystery
- The Royal City of Kandy
- Ritigala Forest
- Minneriya & Kaudulla National Parks
- Hurulu Eco Park
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